The Calgary Flames have their new goalie duo, as they have signed Chad Johnson to be a reliable backup for the newly acquired Brian Elliott. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports that it is a one-year deal.
Johnson had one of the best years of his career with the Sabres in 2015-16. He suited up in a career high 45 games (thanks to an injury to Robin Lehner), posting a 22-16-4 record with a 2.36 GAA and a .920 SV%, both impressive numbers for a non-playoff team.
Johnson is becoming a bit of a hockey nomad as this will be his fifth different team in as many seasons.
He has played in parts of six NHL seasons (101 games) with the Rangers, Coyotes, Bruins, Islanders, and Sabres, collecting a 50-30-11 record with a 2.39 GAA and a .917 SV%.